I love the color combination on this pretty crochet mandala, which reminds me of the flowers in the card that accompanied the contribution. The golden yellow center hints at a flower. The two rounds of white really make the brighter colors pop. And the dark border adds an intensity that makes the rest of the work seem less fragile somehow, emanating, instead a strength. Beautiful.
Sarah (Stitchhikers) shares a beautiful contribution to Mandalas for Marinke, along with thoughts about depression, creativity, fibromyalgia and crafting to heal.
This luminous crochet mandala is worked in yellow, orange, white and red to resemble the beauty and brightness of the sun. I love the inspiration, the design and the color combination. Brilliant and beautiful!
This is the spoke crochet mandala pattern by Wink. Maker Sam of PrincessandtheBear shared: “When I chose my mandala pattern I thought, “ooh, it looks easy”, and it was – but I still learned a new way of starting a row, a wonderful way of finishing a row (which I will always use) and a Tunisian crochet stitch. Even though she’s not here anymore, Wink still inspires and teaches.”
This crochet spoke mandala for the Mandalas for Marinke project was made by Sabina who runs the collaborative crochet healing art project called CrochetPower.net. Learn more about Sabina, her story and art, and agoraphobia in depression awareness from today’s post.
This beautiful thread crochet mandala is made using Wink’s I Love Holland mandala crochet pattern. Wink created this pattern in 2013 in honor of the leadership shift Netherlands saw at that time from Queen Beatrix to King Willem Alexander.
Lynne made two beautiful crochet mandalas, one using the standard 12-round free crochet mandala pattern by Wink and one using her own crochet pattern. The standard mandala incorporates shades of blue and purple as well as pink, red and orange, for a colorful fruit salad of beauty. Her own mandala is a floral design with beautiful bright greens throughout.